The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Matt Dillon in the title role of Jack. The story follows Jack, a serial killer, over the course of 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s in the U.S. state of Washington. Von Trier has described the film as celebrating “the idea that life is evil and soulless.” The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, marking von Trier’s return to the festival after more than six years.
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer.
The film debuts at Cannes and made people run out the door in disgust. The film features the main character Jack, a disturbed man, brutally murdering women and children.